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- What is lidocaine viscous, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for lidocaine viscous?
- Is lidocaine viscous available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for lidocaine viscous?
- What are the side effects of lidocaine viscous?
- What is the dosage for lidocaine viscous?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with lidocaine viscous?
- Is lidocaine viscous safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about lidocaine viscous?
What is lidocaine viscous, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Lidocaine viscous solution is a local anesthetic that is applied topically to treat painful mucous membranes or throat pain associated with oral diseases and for procedures involving the mouth or throat. Lidocaine provides pain relief by inhibiting the influx of sodium ions involved in the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses associated with the perception of pain. Lidocaine is a local amide anesthetic that is thought to reversibly block nerve conduction and thereby provide local pain relief.
What brand names are available for lidocaine viscous?
Xylocaine Viscous 2%
Is lidocaine viscous available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for lidocaine viscous?
What are the side effects of lidocaine viscous?
Common side effects are associated with the local application of lidocaine and may include stinging, burning, and mild nausea.
Serious adverse effects include:
- allergic or anaphylactic reactions,
- low blood pressure,
- irregular heart beats,
- cardiac arrest,
- blurry vision,
- seizures, and
- breathing problems.
Seizures, heart and lung failure, and death have occurred when children less than three were treated with lidocaine viscous solution.
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